A few basic points before we get into it. No matter what your body type, certain prints and cuts will do things (visually) to any silhouette that will expand or reduce the size of a particular attribute.

Repeating, thin, vertical lines? They'll slim you. Patterned pants? They'll make your legs smaller. Skinny jeans? They widen the torso and midsection as they trim the leg.

Remember that any advice given to you on this topic is a blanket statement, but also that recommendations for certain clothes in relation to a particular body type is all about an aesthetic give-and-take. Certain things work better for specific body types because they enhance the positive and detract from the negative. Keep that in mind as we go forward.